ArtelinaRose's forum posts

#1 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

@Artemesia: $40 difference for lower TDP and ~10% better performance in the grand scheme of a ~$1300ish (?) build? Totally worth it.

Right now I'm at $1650 rounding up. My budget is about $1600-$1700. I can push that a little farther if I want/need to.

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@Artemesia: You will absolutely need a bigger hard drive.

Also, you should just go for the latest, greatest i7 quad core if you're already going for an i7.

And make sure that your RAM is Z77 compatible. I might also suggest upgrading to their top of the line RAM, it's a bit more expensive (like $30) but looks crazy cool.

Here's the rig I'm building for some inspiration, you seem to be going for about the same budget as me.

These things?

#2 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

Oops, forgot to mention I'm transferring hard drives. I have two SATA drives I'm pulling over; one 500gb, one 1TB. My SSD will be for windows and games that load lots of information such as Civ 5, Shogun 2 and possibly my heavily modded Skyrim.

#3 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

@GnomeonFire said:

Really, if you're rocking an i7 and a GTX 600 series card, you're going to be able to run any game on a ultra unless the optimization is shitty or there are driver issues. You could probably trim some edges on pricing, but it could come with the risk of a faulty piece of hardware.

I'm mostly trying to future proof this thing; I went cheap on my current computer and only spent about $800-$900 on it and thus I'm having to replace it two years after the fact. My dad and I built a lot of his computers together and we both prefer to build with the idea of not having to touch the damn thing for a while in mind.

@MB said:

@Artemesia: I caught this tidbit in the motherboard's reviews...why this motherboard in particular? Seems a little pricey, unless it has some specific features that you really need.

"PCIe Slot #1 (3.0) will not handle my Gigabyte GTX-680 OC video card. Latest Nvidia drivers, including beta, crash (and sometimes recover) during any game I have tried (Including BF3). Most of the time I have reboot. I move the video card to the PCIe 2.0 slot and the video card doesn't have any problems. I have updated the BIOS to the latest BETA bios available from ASUS website and the latest BIOS and drivers for the video card. Nothing helps."

Anyway, my last two builds have been AMD platforms so I'm not going to be too much help, but there are plenty of people around here who really know their stuff.

Going with that one mostly for the built in wi fi. I don't trust my wireless adapter to last much longer and I'd like to free up the USB slot. My alternative is this one. Interesting note about the card though...maybe it's an isolated case? I hope so. I'll do more research.

@PillClinton said:

Swap that 2600K for a newer 3770K.

urg but that's so much more expensive. Is the difference really worth it?

#4 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

Been looking at building a new computer for the last month or so and I've put together the following:

Case: oh god any of these it is so difficult to choose

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe

Processor: Intel i7-2600k Sandy Bridge 3.4ghz

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb(2x8gb)

Vidjo card: EVGA Nvidia GTX 680

SSD: OCZ Agility 3

I've also got a 1000w PSU in the cart and a Soundblaster X-FI Titanium I'm transferring over. How does this look? I'm sure somebody with more computer building experience(this is my second in three years) will be able to give me some pointers.

#5 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

Little annoyed that I can't use my PS3 controller with MotionInJoy.

#6 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

@project343 said:

@Giefcookie said:

Didn't get into the Firefall beta, or the Raiderz beta, and I'm not in the first wave of the-fpsmmo-that-shall-not-be-named beta. And Darksiders isn't out until the 20th here. Bollocks.

Want to get into the Firefall beta? :)

Well hey, if you're just giving them out, I've been excited since PAX 2011...

#7 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

@shinboy630 said:

@Artemesia

@Silvergun said:

I've been revisiting GW1, and just beat all 4 campaigns in it so I'll probably try and do the post-game stuff that came out after Eye of the North since I haven't seen that before.

HOW

THOSE GAMES ARE SO HARD

Can't tell if serious.

Every mission in Factions is a major kick in the nuts, at least.

#8 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

@Silvergun said:

I've been revisiting GW1, and just beat all 4 campaigns in it so I'll probably try and do the post-game stuff that came out after Eye of the North since I haven't seen that before.

HOW

THOSE GAMES ARE SO HARD

#9 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

I have a pair of Sennheiser PC151's that I have owned for about two years now. GREAT headset for $60. Best sound quality I've gotten out this price range, though I just got a sound card so I think it's time to upgrade. But Sennheiser has outdone every other headset I've owned in the last decade with one model so I recommend them.

#10 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

Uuuurg you make it sound so easy. I have yet to find ANY coal or iron or any other metals aside from silver, and I'm on my fifth fort.